This intimate rustic cabin was designed for a couple who loves to entertain, located in the Aran Valley, on the northern slope of the Pyrenees, in Catalonia, Spain. For the homeowners, their love of skiing and taking long walks through this beautiful valley makes this region very idyllic. The couple purchased this mountain cabin when their children left the nest to go off to college. It was a long-awaited dream, a refuge for two, but also a place for visits from family and friends.
Interior decorator Carmen Caubet was commissioned to bring the dream of this couple to reality. The designer worked to preserve the original wood that surrounded the entire cabin, returning it to the original color of the pine beams. They demolished walls and created an open layout for natural light and a better distribution.
What We Love: Throughout this rustic cabin are very comfortable living spaces, created with cozy furnishings and textiles to curl up and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Blankets, skins and warm textiles, with wool and mohair for cushions and upholstery, embrace this home’s inhabitants. Here, winter is a pleasurable experience to enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family while also soaking in the natural beauty that surrounds this home.
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Above: The fireplace is the only piece that was preserved, because it helps to delineate two living areas. The fire provides warmth to both the living room and dining room.
Above: An open plan kitchen is very practical and comfortable for when the family comes — or for enjoying breakfast at the bar.
Above: In this country kitchen, the rustic charm is achieved with colors that combine with wood: beige, gray and a special garnet.
Above: The dining table is adorned with a linen tablecloth, pineapples and branches collected from the forest.
Above: The impressive transparent wall of the bedroom helps to illuminate this attic space with natural light.
Above: The master bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom, which is accessed by passing under the spectacular original beams.
Above: The bedroom houses a corner full of charm from which to write while watching the snow fall.
Above: The cabin seen from outside, with the Pyrenees in the background and the snow flooding everything.
Photos: El Mueble